Episodes of The Sport Clips Haircuts Hall of Fame Podcast - Haircuts with Heart featuring Brittany Clay

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In this episode recorded in February of 2019, we continue our "Haircuts with Heart" series, where we look at a few of the causes and charities that Sport Clips supports. In this episode, we interview Brittany Clay, co-manager of OH218 and mother of four children, who discusses her recent cancer diagnosis, updates us on her health status and explains how Sport Clips came alongside to assist her financially through the Wayne McGlone Memorial Fund. The Fund was established to support team members in times of need through disaster relief payments. For more details, visit: https://sportclips.com/about-us/haircuts-with-heart/support/team-member-support

Chad and Brittany Clay holding a microphone at a Great Wolf Lodge

Episode Air Date Guest Name Guest Title Topic(s)
March 1, 2019 Brittany Clay Co-Manager of OH218 Surviving cancer and receiving financial assistance from Sport Clips Wayne McGlone Memorial Fund

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Chad Jordan: Well hey, everybody. This is Chad Jordan, Director of Marketing for Digital Services here at Sport Clips Haircuts. I have a special guest today, and a special episode.
Something people outside of Sport Clips might not know, and maybe inside of Sports Clips might not realize that we have something called a Wayne McGlone Memorial Fund that raises funds and makes contributions to team members in times of needs, and distributes those moneys in times of needs. The needs can range from we've distributed money based on somebody's house getting flooded in a hurricane, or getting burned down, or if someone's dealing with a personal tragedy, or some sort of illness, just to help the team member through a particularly dark time in his or her life.
I'm actually excited today because we have with us a team member who has enjoyed the benefits of that Wayne McGlone Fund, and had literally has lived to tell about it. We're gonna talk with her a bit today. She's gonna share her story, and hopefully this does a couple thing, 1) inspires others to give towards the Wayne McGlone Fund. We're always raising money for that, but also the secondary reason, there might be people out there that could benefit from it, and didn't know the fund existed. We want to make sure that they get educated on how it works, what the process is, that it actually exists, that there is a real fund.
Without further ado, young lady, why don't you introduce yourself for us.

Brittany Clay: Hello, everyone. My name is Brittany Clay. I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. I work at the Colerain store, which is OH218. I've been with the company since 2015.

Chad Jordan: '15, okay. Going on four years. All right.

Brittany Clay: Is it?

Chad Jordan: Yeah, we're in '19.

Brittany Clay: Holy moly. Yes.

Chad Jordan: You're becoming an old timer.

Brittany Clay: I'm a manager now at the Colerain store. I started out as Assistant Manager in the Harrison store, and I'm just living my life and loving it.

Chad Jordan: Let's talk about your life, and the fact that you're living it, because your story backdrop, and I don't want to be a spoiler alert here 'cause you are alive, so thank God for that, but you had a health scare. Tell us when that started. You're a mom, you can also bring in obviously your kids, and talk about that. But I want to hear exactly about your struggle with health, and what the doctors told you. Give me all that backdrop, please.

Brittany Clay: Three years ago, actually three and a half years ago I was sick. Didn't know much what was going on. I had been sick for a while, but I started getting extremely sick, is what I should say. After about nine months of doctors visits, and biopsies, and poking and prodding, I found out I had Stage IV Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a little bit of my spleen and my bone marrow.

Chad Jordan: You say that so matter of factly, like Stage IV cancer is just another day, a stroll in the park, when really any stage cancer, first of all-

Brittany Clay: It's scary.

Chad Jordan: -it's the C word, and Stage IV is ... What are the doctors telling you when they tell you Stage IV, like, "Hey, that looks good. You got nothing to be scared ..." I doubt that's how the conversation went.

Brittany Clay: Well it does a little bit of both. It was a little of, "This is Stage IV. It's aggressive. We must be aggressive," but the thing that really took me back was that they were all ... My oncologist and my oncology team was so uplifting, "We're gonna get through this." I think that that rubbed off on me, so that's why I am that ...

Chad Jordan: They mapped out a plan [crosstalk] and said, "Hey, We know what to do."

Brittany Clay: Yes.
"This is what we're gonna do," and they told me I had the young peoples' cancer. When you're close to 40, you're gonna take anything you can.

Chad Jordan: They're high fiving you, "Hey, you got cancer, but don't worry."

Brittany Clay: "But we're gonna take care of this." I am a person that keeps that type of energy with myself anyway. I have four children.

Chad Jordan: Let's talk about because you're a mom, obviously.

Brittany Clay: Yeah.

Chad Jordan: Four kids were living in your home at the time-

Brittany Clay: Yes.

Chad Jordan: -that you come home and say, "Kids, I got ..." Tell me their ages and what was going on at home at the time.

Brittany Clay: At the time I had one that was almost three, one that was almost five, and I mean within months, and then I had my son who was 10, my oldest daughter who was 16. You really can't show that fear to them, you can't show the fear of holy moly, what kind of road are we really gonna go down to? I think that that's why I ...

Chad Jordan: I don't know this, are you a single mom?

Brittany Clay: Single mother.

Chad Jordan: Okay. That was my question. You got to go home and tell the four kids, they're all living under your roof?

Brittany Clay: Yes. One income.

Chad Jordan: You're the breadwinner.

Brittany Clay: Yes.

Chad Jordan: Everything winner. Now you got to tell them, "Mom's got cancer." Your 16 year old ...

Brittany Clay: She probably knew more. "Mom's sick," was mostly what I told the younger ones, "Mom's sick. I'm gonna be out of work." By this time I was bedridden. I went from a regular weight to I think I was 100 pounds maybe wet. I was very thin, fragile.

Chad Jordan: But this was before the treatment?

Brittany Clay: The treatment even started.

Chad Jordan: Oh man. Okay.

Brittany Clay: I was very just weak and thin.

Chad Jordan: Could you not hold anything down? You just ...

Brittany Clay: Nothing.

Chad Jordan: Nothing. No. Yeah.

Brittany Clay: Nothing. I was very sick. They thought I had allergies for a while.

Chad Jordan: I'm allergic to all food and air.

Brittany Clay: What had happened actually was I went in for a procedure called mediastinoscopy. It's where they do a small cut right at your throat, right under a Adam's apple. They're gonna put a small tube down it to look at my lungs. They thought something was wrong with my lungs. They were gonna take two thirds of my lungs. That is when they opened me up and found out, "Holy moly, we haven't been biopsying correctly, and this woman by now is Stage IV."

Chad Jordan: Yeah, because it had been what nine months of you feeling it.

Brittany Clay: Yes. Just of them starting the biopsy part. I had been sick since I was pregnant with my last child. I started that ...

Chad Jordan: You think that's when it ...

Brittany Clay: That's when they think it started.

Chad Jordan: Wow. Wow.

Brittany Clay: They just didn't ... It's sometimes you just ... I'm bad, I'm a single mother, we put ourselves last. We got to the doctor last, we suck it up, we take an allergy pill and get to work, or whatever we have to do. That's the mindset that I was on.
Even when I was diagnosed, that was the mindset I was on, "I'm gonna get better, I am gonna beat this. Nothing is gonna worry me," because really, when it all comes down to it, my children are all I have. I don't want them to ever be without me. That was my biggest fear.

Chad Jordan: You were sick, and you're going in, and cutting hair every day. You're standing on your feet for literally 12 hours a day. How are you getting through those days when you were sick and not knowing yet it was cancer?

Brittany Clay: 'Cause I live by the motto of, "Suck it up buttercup."

Chad Jordan: Right, okay.

Brittany Clay: Nobody else is gonna pay the bills.

Chad Jordan: Man, I'd hate to be one of your kids when it's chores time, or something.

Brittany Clay: It's a little bit rough.

Chad Jordan: I know you're ... You know.

Brittany Clay: It gets a little bit rough, but I was raised by a single father who is an extraordinary man even to this day. My dad has worked for AT&T for 43 years. They have actually just tapped him and made him retire. He would have worked until he died.

Chad Jordan: Like, "That's enough, buddy. Yeah, I'm cutting you off."

Brittany Clay: I have been brought up with that mentality of you look in the mirror, you look at yourself, you have that emotion, but then you say, "Honey, we're not gonna let anything beat us down. We're going to build ourselves up. Whatever that issue is, whether it's good, bad or in between, we're gonna tackle it and we're gonna make it ours." That's my mentality on life itself. There's always somebody out there, even with Stage IV cancer than I had, that has Stage IV lung cancer, or brain cancer.

Chad Jordan: Inoperable kind of stuff.

Brittany Clay: Inoperable things. When my doctors were like, "Yeah, it's Stage IV, and it's gonna be a rough battle for the next year, but we're gonna make it through," that's what I kept in my mind. I was fearful of finances. That scared me because my children only have me as an income. If mom's not working, who's gonna pay the electric bill? We're lucky enough that some things we were able to get help on, but my parents can only help with so much, especially 'cause I have four children. It's a little bit more expensive than if you just have one or two.

Chad Jordan: You have a teenager, and another one that's ...

Brittany Clay: Preteen.

Chad Jordan: Yeah, exactly.

Brittany Clay: Then two little princesses that always, you know. I also, even after I was diagnosed, I always wanted to keep that façade of, "I am your mother," and we spoke about it earlier, and I am a superhero in their eyes, no matter what. Even if I'm not having a superhero day, to them I am Wonder Woman. Therefore, I need to get my Lasso of Truth, and get my wristbands on, and go out and fight evil, whatever that evil. My evil just so happened to be sickness.

Chad Jordan: What kind of treatment did you have to undergo?

Brittany Clay: I had eight months of chemo, which was eight rounds, every other week on Tuesday.

Chad Jordan: That's not helping with the weight gain.

Brittany Clay: No.

Chad Jordan: Right?

Brittany Clay: Well no, actually they did the opposite. I got my first treatment, and I was so frail. I hadn't eaten in days that they actually put me on weight gainers. In the first two months of my treatment, they made me gain 50 pounds 'cause I was on a lot of steroids and things like that. That's because after my first treatment, they were afraid, "Oh my gosh, are we gonna be able to give this girl another treatment for another while?"

Chad Jordan: Yeah, was your appetite sustained? Were you able to eat [crosstalk] and hold ...

Brittany Clay: Once they put me on this medicine ...

Chad Jordan: Oh, okay. Here's everything, sounded good, huh?

Brittany Clay: I think one day my girlfriend, Shawna, who was the manager with me at the store, came into my house. I think my head was actually in the bowl of macaroni and cheese.

Chad Jordan: Okay, just couldn't get it fast enough. Yeah. Good for you.

Brittany Clay: But it was better because she said I looked like Skeletor before.

Chad Jordan: Yeah, right. No, that's good.

Brittany Clay: But anything was better.
I just keep that mentality of always moving forward, never behind. You have to always push forward, you have to always ... There's always a light somewhere at the end of the tunnel. A big thing too was learning to be humbled and ask for help.

Chad Jordan: From whom? Everybody? Anybody?

Brittany Clay: From anybody. At first, it was only from my parents, and at the time I was working for team leaders, Mike and Marci [inaudible]. They got that they were people that could probably see that I didn't have that urge to ask for it, but people that I wasn't [crosstalk] as comfortable with-

Chad Jordan: They need to pry it out of you. Right, yeah.

Brittany Clay: -because they are the reason why I got the Wayne McGlone.

Chad Jordan: Let's talk now. Let's transition to talk about that because you mentioned one thing that you were fearful of was your finances, and literally how you're gonna make ends meet. It's not like at this point you can be on the floor cutting hair.

Brittany Clay: No.

Chad Jordan: You were in the fight of your life and for your life.

Brittany Clay: Well I was told I wasn't allowed to work. That was the worst day ever.

Chad Jordan: Yeah, no kidding.

Brittany Clay: I liked working.

Chad Jordan: #dreamjob.

Brittany Clay: No, it was good for about two minutes and then you're like, "I don't want to be in bed anymore."

Chad Jordan: You're worried about finances and you're having to ask for help for the first time, or in a long time, and it's not something you're necessarily comfortable with. They approach you and they say ... By the way, you hadn't been at Sport Clips that long.

Brittany Clay: No. I was [crosstalk] hired in February.

Chad Jordan: It's not like you had been a tenure.

Brittany Clay: I was hired in February, and I was diagnosed on Mother's Day.

Chad Jordan: Okay, so less than three months.

Brittany Clay: Yeah.

Chad Jordan: They approach you and they say ... What was the conversation like?

Brittany Clay: With Sport Clips, they have this fund that when women or men that work for the company are going through something hard, we know that a lot of time you guys don't have the supplemental insurances, and the things like that that other companies do, because of being a stylist. They didn't tell me a lot about what was going on at the time, and they were mostly talking with my mother because I was just so sick. She was able to comprehend a lot of things. The medicine messes with your brain. However, what it was, was they were like, "We want you to fill this paperwork out, and we're gonna send it to Sport Clips down in corporate. We really think that they're gonna come through and help you."
At first, I'll be honest with you. I thought, "Oh, I'm gonna fill this paperwork out, and I'm gonna go into a little file cabinet of 100 billion people that work for the company that have probably tried." I get that they can't go ... That was my mentality, "They might not be able to help me, so I'm not gonna count on this," type of deal.
But let me tell you my friend, the day that I got the letter stating that they were gonna help me was probably one of the best days in a long time during that whole process because at that point, my parents are divorced, but both of them were trying to help us, me and my kids with bills. It was getting to the point where they were like, "We [crosstalk] don't know what we're gonna do."

Chad Jordan: They're getting tapped. Yeah.

Brittany Clay: It was a really ...

Chad Jordan: How long did the process take?

Brittany Clay: I was diagnosed in May, filled the paperwork out in June, and I think by the end of July.

Chad Jordan: Oh my gosh.

Brittany Clay: I'm pretty sure that it was end of July because my birthday is August 4th, and it was before my birthday. It was a relief.

Chad Jordan: Are we talking ... I mean I ...

Brittany Clay: Like a relief on ... There were bills that I was using credit cards [crosstalk] to push one finance to here.

Chad Jordan: Oh, of course.
Yeah, you pay one credit card off with another.

Brittany Clay: Giving my mom the credit card to go down and just say, "Oh, I want $60 in cash," so then I could take that $60 and pay it on another credit card. It was a lot of pushing and pulling of all this money.

Chad Jordan: Well and you've got that dual thing where you're a single mom of four, not just of one, but of four, and a stylist by trade, manager, team member, all the kind of stuff who depends on actively working-

Brittany Clay: Working.

Chad Jordan: -cash coming in, tips, and all that kind of stuff which is in one fatal swoop, taken out because you're now on bedrest for a year.
Are we talking, they threw $100 your way? I don't even know what the limit is, but I imagine you qualified for ...

Brittany Clay: I don't know what the limit is, but with me they sent me right over $9,000.

Chad Jordan: Oh my gosh.

Brittany Clay: And that ...

Chad Jordan: It's not a loan.

Brittany Clay: No, it was given to me. First I thought maybe that it was a loan, but then my mom and everybody came back and explained the paperwork to me more 'cause when I tell you, if you ever have a person that you know that goes through chemo, when they say "chemo brain", it's a real deal. All of that medicine running through your system ...

Chad Jordan: Your body's just fighting everything.

Brittany Clay: Well you're poisoning everything.

Chad Jordan: Right, exactly.

Brittany Clay: Every organ, every cell.

Chad Jordan: Cell.

Brittany Clay: Everything.
It was emotional getting that money. It was emotional paying bills, not a bad emotion, it was a relief, like,-

Chad Jordan: I can pay this.

Brittany Clay: -"Oh my gosh, okay so we're good. We're good for a while." That money helped sustain us during that time. Yeah, we weren't living it up. It wasn't like I was able to go anywhere, but it sustained us for a long time. It paid most of my bills, and then my parents were able to come back in here and there, and help me with little things that they could.
It was a relief. That money made it so that that year I could get my kids school clothes for school, school supplies. I had a daughter that was starting her senior year. It was a relief. When they say the relief fund, it is a relief. You are at that point in your life. Not only am I having to fear ... Even though I always have that good attitude, that fear is always in there. It's that fear of well how am I gonna pay the bills? Am I gonna die on my children? Who's gonna take care of them? The what if, what if, what if. Those build up and as a mother, whether single or with a husband, because even if I was still married at the time, that fear would have been between the two of us. That money and people ...
A lot of people will say, "Well money isn't everything." That money was everything at that point in our life. That money took it so that my son could have all the school books that he needed. I am sure that there would have been people in the community that would have helped us, I'm sure. But like I said before, sometimes it's hard to ask for that help. I always like ... What do I tell my kids? "We don't have pity parties in this family. We're not gonna sit around and be [inaudible] me," and I'm not a big person to hold my hand out for help.
When they came through with that money, and when Mike and Marci really pushed to help, what I was under the understanding was they wrote stuff about me. Gosh, I said this today, about your ... How many companies that you know that are corporate that still give anything about somebody that's been there for 10 years, let alone three months? Ten years people have been with companies and get sick. It's like, "We don't have anything. Here's a card."

Chad Jordan: Get well soon.

Brittany Clay: Get well soon. These people didn't know me from anybody other than for that three months, and their hearts were big enough that they pushed for that, that they knew that here's this young lady with four beautiful children, and she's trying every day to make their lives better and bigger than hers was, 'cause that's what we want for our children. We want them to have the things we didn't have, and we want them to have bigger dreams than we ever dreamt. To be scared of all of a sudden, 'cause I was 36. Thirty-six.

Chad Jordan: Youngin'. Yeah.

Brittany Clay: Cancer. That's what I thought. They had told me ...

Chad Jordan: I'm too young for cancer.

Brittany Clay: Hold on, they had told me for nine months that I didn't have cancer.

Chad Jordan: You had been set up to not think that's what it was.

Brittany Clay: Then for all that to come crashing down you just think, "Oh gosh. What am I gonna do?" Then Sport Clips happened. It was like ... Shawna, my girlfriend that is the-

Chad Jordan: The manager, co-manager.

Brittany Clay: -the manager with me, the main reason that she came to Sport Clips was because she saw how they treated me.

Chad Jordan: That's amazing.

Brittany Clay: I tell people in my chair on a daily, they'll ask me, "How do you like your job? Do you like working for this company? Have you worked for other places?" I've worked for many places, I've worked in and out of the hair industry, I've managed in and out of the hair industry. This is the only company that cares, even if they don't know what your face looks like.

Chad Jordan: We talk about family a lot, and the Sport Clips family. Whether you had been a three-month old, or tenure, you were a part of the family. For Mike and Marci to say, "We know you're new to the team, but you're part of our family now."

Brittany Clay: They were even new to the team. Harrison was there for a store that they were opening. Even for Sport Clips to say, "Hey look. Look at this new team managers right here, these team leads that have this young lady that's their assistant manager, that all of a sudden is hit with life threatening event in her life, we're gonna help them out." That's big even for them.

Chad Jordan: You weren't on the bottom of the list because of how long you had been there, or how long they had been in the system.

Brittany Clay: It was like there was no list.

Chad Jordan: You had Sport Clips associated with you, so that was good enough for us.

Brittany Clay: I feel like this is what I dreamt of in my head, they read my story, and their hearts opened up to me and my children because really what I always tell everybody is, Sport Clips did not give that money to me, they gave that money through me to my children because we're not lucky enough to have their father in our lives anymore. For somebody to stick their necks out there for us, that speaks miles and miles upon, for me at least. I don't know if I'll ever go anywhere else because of that. I don't see myself ever ... I see myself in the long run, when my kids are all gone, maybe moving here and there and still working for Sport Clips all over the United States so that I can ...

Chad Jordan: And Canada.

Brittany Clay: Yes.

Chad Jordan: Get a passport.

Brittany Clay: That's what I want to do. I would like to stay with inside of this company because of the type of people, and company owners, and vice pres .... Everything that goes along into the Sport Clips, not just on the salon floor, that means a lot to me.
Mr. Gordon, he doesn't have to have this fund. He does this because he has seen over the past 26 tears that sometimes we need help. Sometimes there's not that extra cash in the savings account, as much as we would like it to be there.

Chad Jordan: What I love the legacy, like Wayne McGlone, who was an AD, and unfortunately passed away, that could have been just so sad for everybody involved, of course, but now he's got ...

Brittany Clay: They made it a positive.

Chad Jordan: Yeah, it's a legacy that he helped, and inspired, and created because of him. Now people like you, it's benefiting.

Brittany Clay: There's others. They made me do a little snippet for the Huddle last year, even though I felt like I sounded like a chipmunk. But I watched that on YouTube.

Chad Jordan: Oh you did. I heard it. Yeah, it was very chipmunky. You're right, now that I think about it. No, just kidding.

Brittany Clay: I watched that on YouTube, and to see that they helped other people. It wasn't just me. That just, it makes my heart ... It's like the [inaudible] rose three sizes bigger than I ever thought it ever would be. I cannot express enough that more companies need to go back to this type of thought process. This type of process of thinking, it's not just the bottom line. What's going on with our people? Whether it's the person working right under the main big wig, or if it's the lowest man on the totem pole, and everybody in between.

Chad Jordan: What I love is all of this has been unscripted. In fact, we're hanging out because we happen to be in the same place at the same time, and you heard I'm looking for anybody that might have a story. You obviously, you fit that description. But this is not a commercial for Sport Clips, or Wayne ... It's real life.
I like that word life, because you're living. You're living proof.

Brittany Clay: I'm living my best life.

Chad Jordan: Yeah, you're living your best life, so how is your recovery? How's the prognosis? What's going on with you health wise?

Brittany Clay: In December, actually the week before Christmas, one week before Christmas, I got my two years of remission. I was going to the doctor every three months, and it's a big step on that way 'cause now I don't have to go back, well six months until June, so that's exciting.

Chad Jordan: You obviously have a better outlook now. How are you feeling? Are you feeling ...

Brittany Clay: I feel great.

Chad Jordan: Okay.

Brittany Clay: I feel like I'm my best person. I feel like yes it was a scary and traumatic event that happened in me and my children's life, but it has made me a better person. It has made me a better mother. I feel like I just want to live life more. I want to be more present in everything that it is, whether it's the store that I'm working at, or my family, or my children, or my friends, I just want to be present. I want everybody to feed off of my energy. I want to know that if you're having a bad day, and I come in, and I'm being silly and energetic, which I'm always, even before I was sick, that you're gonna feed off of that, and that might make your day better because even though I have gone through what I have gone though, I'll say it a million times, there are people that are going through way worse, whether it is sickness, whether it is just regular life, doesn't matter.
Sometimes, they just need that. They need that person that they can say, "You know what, look what she went through, and she's still smiling, and she's still going strong and being happy."

Chad Jordan: I'll say this, and then I'll get to my 10 final questions that I like to do. You're talking about making peoples' lives better. We're here together at the same place at the same time, 'cause we're doing a leadership. I was speaking earlier at the leadership, and I do this thing at the beginning of my 2019 leaderships, in which we get together and we say some affirmation stuff, and positive stuff. "I am courageous, and I will go the extra mile," and all this stuff.
I'm glad I was miked, and I had a microphone because you yourself were projecting as loudly as I was with the microphone. That's why I had to eventually go to you and be like, "Who are you? How are you so positive? What's going on with you?" It turned out that you are you.

Brittany Clay: I am a survivor, that's why I yelled that the loudest.

Chad Jordan: You are. That was one of the words, yes, yes. We said that.

Brittany Clay: I am a champion.

Chad Jordan: Those were some amazing affirmations that you embody. Thank you for that, thank you for being here.
I want to ask you, and we're gonna put links to the Wayne McGlone Fund, and the podcast, and all the stuff.

Brittany Clay: Please, yes. That's awesome.

Chad Jordan: Can I ask you just 10 fun questions?

Brittany Clay: Yeah, go ahead.

Chad Jordan: Then we'll wrap this up 'cause we're doing great on time, but I want to get you going. I know you got to get home to your four kiddos. Number one, which super power would you most like to have?

Brittany Clay: I'd like to teleport.

Chad Jordan: Teleport. Okay, why?

Brittany Clay: 'Cause I could go anywhere I wanted, and I haven't been a lot of places.

Chad Jordan: All right. Okay. You going to Vegas?

Brittany Clay: Yes, I am.

Chad Jordan: Okay, going to Vegas for Huddle.

Brittany Clay: It'll be my first time.

Chad Jordan: All right. Without the kids.
Number two, what is your personal motto? You might have said it already.

Brittany Clay: Ooh, it's probably, "No worries."

Chad Jordan: No worries.

Brittany Clay: No worries. Nothing can be that bad. No worries.

Chad Jordan: Like that song, Don't Worry Be Happy.

Brittany Clay: Yes.

Chad Jordan: Other than where you live now, where else in the world would you most like to live? You can take the kids, or they can be out of the house, and you're grown and empty nester. It's up to you.

Brittany Clay: I've always been obsessed with Portland, Oregon. They have a big garden of roses that I've always wanted to go.

Chad Jordan: Okay, Portland. I love Portland.
Number four, who is a celebrity you'd most like to meet one day?

Brittany Clay: Ellen.

Chad Jordan: Ellen, ooh I get that. I love that. Heck yeah. You and her would get along really well.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Brittany Clay: No worries.

Chad Jordan: No worries. Okay, that works. You use your personal motto-

Brittany Clay: I use my person motto.

Chad Jordan: -and you beat it to death, [crosstalk] like a dead horse.

Brittany Clay: I beat it to death. No worries. I say "my friend" a lot.

Chad Jordan: Okay, that works.
What sound or noise do you love?

Brittany Clay: [inaudible].

Chad Jordan: What? What is ... I didn't ask you to impersonate it.

Brittany Clay: [inaudible].

Chad Jordan: Is that a bird?

Brittany Clay: It's like, "Oh. Oh, [inaudible]." It's like Cardi B. I've got young kids, man, so we love saying that. When my kids are being silly, I'll be like, "Are you being [inaudible]?"

Chad Jordan: I didn't know if that was the chime when somebody walks into your Sport Clips, so that's the noise, so that's why you love it. But okay.

Brittany Clay: I'll just give a shout out to Cardi B.

Chad Jordan: Okay.

Brittany Clay: Thank you Cardi B.

Chad Jordan: All right, I'll tag her as well.
What sound or noise do you hate?

Brittany Clay: Ugh.

Chad Jordan: Okay, that sounds like a teenager in the house.

Brittany Clay: It's my five year old.

Chad Jordan: Oh, your little one. Okay. All right. Does an eye roll come with that sound?

Brittany Clay: It goes with, "Oh, I'm so bored."

Chad Jordan: Oh, okay.
What profession, other than your own, would you have been good at or at least have wanted to try?

Brittany Clay: Comedian.

Chad Jordan: Oh, you've got that nailed. Yeah, heck yeah. We'll have you up on stage at Huddle in no time.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Brittany Clay: My children.

Chad Jordan: Ah, I love it. Yes.
Last one, if Heaven indeed exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

Brittany Clay: I know it was hard, but you did it, and you did it well.

Chad Jordan: I hope Heaven indeed exists, and you get to hear that, but in a long time.

Brittany Clay: Yes.

Chad Jordan: We're talking 60, 70 years from now.
Amazing story. Just what a comeback, physically. Now you're at Sport Clips again, not in bedrest, and doing well. I hope to check in with you often and hear just nothing but good reports.

Brittany Clay: Well, we'll see each other in what, a month and a half.

Chad Jordan: Yeah, uh huh. Yeah, we'll be at Huddle, so we'll have a good time. Come find me and we'll hang out.

Brittany Clay: Definitely. Thank you so much.

Chad Jordan: All right. Thanks Brittany. Thanks everybody for tuning in. We'll do some more Wayne McGlone inspired podcasts in future weeks and months, and we'll put a link in here. But if you feel like you should qualify for that, please make sure to get with your team leader or if you're a team leader, get with your manager, a team member, somebody, and let's get those requests turned in and do some good for team members in the system. Thanks again. Bye.